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MAYOR, officer. The chief or executive magistrate of a city who bears this title.
     2. It is generally his duty to cause the laws of the city to be enforced, and to superintend inferior officers, such as constables, watchmen and the like. But the power and authority which mayors possess being given to them by local regulations, vary in different places.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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YOUNG and junior Lord Mayors will be officially sworn in at Liverpool Town Hall next week.
"One of the main things I am looking forward to during my term as Lord Mayor is the opportunity to meet as many ordinary, hardworking citizens of the city that time will allow.
"Indeed, in a couple of cases the then Lord Mayor had not been invited to an event which we would have thought it very appropriate for the Lord Mayor to be in attendance."
This year's deputy Lord Mayor, Liberal Democrat Cllr Paul Clark, will succeed party colleague Cllr Joan Lang as lord mayor at the annual meeting.
He said: "It is tradition that each incoming Lord Mayor is afforded the courtesy of a welcome dinner to begin their term as Liverpool's first citizen.
There was a delay of several minutes before the Lord Mayor was able to inform the chamber how the motion would proceed.
Lord Mayor Azim has been approached for reaction to the criticism but has not commented.
Councillor Nick Forbes, Newcastle City Council leader, said: "Mike was a real gentleman who cared deeply about our great city and served with distinction as Lord Mayor and as a cabinet member.
The residents of Coventry will have seen PS119 million in Coventry City Council cuts between 2010 and 2020, but the Lord Mayor's taxpayerfunded budget has remained untouched at PS65,596-a-year.
Lord Mayor welcomed the High Commissioner's visit to Wales and highlighted the multi ethnic character of Cardiff which included a strong community presence of British Pakistanis in the city of Cardiff and its vicinity.